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Content tagged with Networking posted in February 2005
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Is Big Telecom Out Of Control?
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Imagine a world in which there was only one telephone company. A world in which government passed laws to curb telecom competition. A world in which...hold on a minute! That's
AMD Announces Open Platform Management Architecture Spec
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The specification defines a common hardware interface between the server platform and its server management subsystem.
3Com Lays Off 12 Percent Of Its Workforce
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
3Com is laying off about 220 employees in the United States and Europe, or roughly 12 percent of its workforce.
Costa Rica May Criminalize VoIP
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The growing surge in international VoIP calls has caused the state-owned telecommunications monopoly in Costa Rica to propose legislation that could criminalize the use of Internet telephone calls.
Big Telecom Takes On Public Sector Competition
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The industry is flexing its political muscle, leading to a dozen states restricting or banning public sector efforts to deliver telecom services.
3COM Adds Internet Filtering to VPN Firewall and Routers
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
SurfControl will provide filters for malicious or inappropriate Web content; solution is targeted at SMBs
ADTRAN Product Blitz Features Managed Gigabit Switches, PoE Routers
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Included are PoE switch-routers, integrated stackable Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switches, and PoE for its line of Ethernet switches.
Packeteer Debuts WAN Management Appliance For Branch And Remote Offices
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The 1200 series is aimed at delivering application visibility, application control, compression, and centralized management.
No Strings Attached
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Software vendors are just starting to dream up the applications that will leverage third- and fourth-generation wireless technology. (Originally published in Information Week)
CEO Minute: Tideway Systems' Richard Muirhead
News  |  2/27/2005  | 
Tune in to hear Brad Shimmin talk with Richard Muirhead about the roadblocks to IT transparency that crosses both business, applications and infrastructure.
Eclipse - Not just for developers anymore
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Earlier this week Sybase announced they would sponsor and lead a proposed Data Tools Project for Eclipse and will exhibit new developer tools for the Eclipse platform at EclipseCon. Sybase isn't the first, and certainly won't the last, major ISV...
Best Gigabit Ethernet Switches For SMBs
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Gigabit Ethernet is becoming practical for smaller companies. Here we look at Gigabit Ethernet switches priced from $60 to about $1,200. SMC priced from $60 to about $1,200.
Soyo Group Launches VoIP Gateway Line
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Devices are designed for carriers, VoIP wholesalers, and small and medium businesses.
WLAN Market Was Red Hot In 2004: Report
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Infonetics says that 36.1 million units were shipped, up 51% over 2003.
Getting Active on Defense
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Network owners and individual users are starting to take action against attackers rather than simply blocking their attempts at intrusions and scams.
SecureLogix's Enterprise Telephony Management System 5.0
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
New features and low-cost appliances such as voice over IP support and intrusion prevention highlight this latest version.
Telecom Mergers Stomp on Competition
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Enterprises will soon have fewer service provider choices than ever, from companies that claim to be able to do it all. Has the industry lost all the promises offered by
University's New WLAN Cuts Out Uninvited APs
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
The University of Miami's IT team hopes a new WLAN will eliminate channel interference and tighten security, thereby helping it gain control of the multiplying rogue access points that had
Network Monitoring
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
In this edition we look at ipMonitor's ipMonitor 7.5, TeaLeaf Technology's RealiTea 4.5, TriSixty Security's Security Suite and F5 Networks' Big-IP 6800 Application Switch.
On Location: American Airlines Center's Managed Wireless
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
We delve into the details of American Airlines Center's WLAN to see how its ease of management and security features benefit everyone from ticket takers to fans.
The IT Agenda: Consultants: Make IT Services a Custom Fit
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
The value of consulting lies in the customization of deliverables. Here are some tips and tricks to fine-tune that plan of action.
AMD Breaks Technical Ground But Still Can't Penetrate Dell
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Although AMD is demonstrating and planning to ship a dual-core Athlon 64 processor, Dell is holding to its all-Intel strategy.
China Walks Out Of Wireless LAN Security Talks
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
China walked out of a wireless standards meeting this week, accusing the International Organization for Standardization of favoritism.
AT&T Expands Hotspot Network
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Inks deals with providers to bring worldwide Hotspot total to over 9,000 locations.
DSL Growth Skyrocketed In 2004: Report
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Revenues were up 14% to $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2004, with ports increasing 11% in the third quarter and 9% in the fourth quarter.
Qwest Chief Touts Dangers Of Telecom Consolidation
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Warns of a consolidated industry in which SBC and Verizon control most corporate business accounts and competition suffers.
Time Warner Launches VoIP Service For PBXs
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Company launches a VoIP service for PBX customers in 21 markets across the U.S., and will roll it out to other markets later this year.
Router Sales Dropped 2% in 2004: Report
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Sales were $3.4 billion; uptick is expected in 2005.
Nortel GSM Network Helps Navy Provide Relief For Tsunami Victims
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Nortel Networks is providing the United States Navy with communications technology to aid in its humanitarian relief efforts in tsunami-ravaged Indonesia.
You Are Your Worst Security Liability
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
While IT managers scramble to buy products to guard against external threats, they're ignoring the enemy within: Their own errors in setting up network security.
Cisco, MCI Form SMB Channel Partnership
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Cisco and MCI have agreed to collaborate on helping Cisco channel partners sell hosted and premise-based Internet protocol communications systems.
IP PBX Revenues Up 72 Percent
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Revenues from private branch exchanges that support the Internet protocol along with analog connections to the traditional telephone network increased 72 percent last year.
Linksys Rolls Out Wireless Switches For Small Firms
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Linksys on Tuesday added to its arsenal of wireless hardware for small businesses.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
Linux Gets Real
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
If you run a network, you can't rely on Linux, right? Because it's Open Source software, you can't get support for it, there's no standard version you can rely on,
Switch Market Jumped 24% in 2004: Report
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Infonetics Research finds that North America accounts for most of the demand, with Cisco as the market leader.
Microsoft, Alcatel Ink Pact To Kick-Start IPTV Availability
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
A series of joint initiatives are designed to accelerate the availability of IPTV services for broadband operators world-wide.
Stand And Deliver
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Many companies struggle with an 80-20 split between maintenance and innovation. Here's how some have closed the gap.
New Cisco Tools May Put A Lock On Networks
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Cisco's holistic approach to spot and react to threats isn't yet an all-in-one answer.
CEO Minute: Network Physics' David Jones
News  |  2/20/2005  | 
Tune in to hear Bruce Boardman discuss the importance of monitoring IP transactions' flows with David Jones, President and CEO of Network Physics. Plus, find out how Mr. Jones intends
Intel Developer Forum To Focus On Platforms
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
At its upcoming developers' forum, Intel will provide new details on its latest processor advancements and Star Technologies; it will also disclose a new development called I/O Acceleration Technology.
A Look At Cisco's Self-Defense Plan
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Cisco Systems last week took the next step in its quest to develop self-defending networks, rolling out a spate of new products, software enhancements and services designed to minimize risks
Linksys Debuts PoE Wireless Kit For SMBs
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Hardware is designed to ease deployment of wireless networks; compatible with a wide range of Linksys 12-volt powered devices.
Qwest To Renew Bid For MCI
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Qwest plans to submit a renewed -- and possibly sweetened -- bid for MCI after being snubbed by the long-distance company in favor of a $6.7 billion cash-and-stock bid from
Net Waves: Public Wi-Fi: Is it Good Enough?
Commentary  |  2/17/2005  | 
While there are ample benefits in the design and configuration of a Wi-Fi network the size of a city -- there's also plenty of room for errors.
Metro Wi-Fi: Shooting the Messenger?
Commentary  |  2/17/2005  | 
Enterprise IT professionals who have deployed large-scale Wi-Fi networks have long understood that much higher build-out costs are required to deliver secure, reliable and scalable services.
Net Waves: Voice Over Wi-Fi: Are You Prepared?
Commentary  |  2/17/2005  | 
Make no mistake -- voice over Wi-Fi will become the killer wireless LAN application that we've been waiting for.
Major Telecom Vendors May Outsource Manufacturing To India
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola are among the global telecom equipment vendors considering setting up infrastructure equipment manufacturing plants in India.
SonicWall Expands Managed Security Services Program
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Company signs deal with SilverBack Technologies to provide its managed security services program (MSSP) channel partners with a framework for security services offerings.
Cellular Operators Weigh Moves To Shield Kids From Phone Porn
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Wireless companies are under pressure to police the services they carry amid mounting concern that today's increasingly versatile cell phones can be gateways to a lot more than football highlights
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